Holiday Wars

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  • 2019
  • 5 Seasons
  • 5.6  (144)

Holiday Wars is a thrilling and exciting competition series that premiered on Food Network in 2018. The show is an ultimate celebration of the holiday spirit and brings together some of the best cake and sugar artists in the country to compete against each other in a battle royal. The stakes are high, as the winning team will walk away with a whopping $25,000 grand prize.

The judges are the renowned pastry chef, Shinmin Li, and two of the network's most loved culinary personalities, Maneet Chauhan and Aarti Sequeira. They bring their years of expertise and keen eye for detail to the table, as they judge the entrants based on their creativity, skill, and execution.

The series comprises of six one-hour episodes and each episode features two teams, consisting of a cake artist and a sugar artist, competing against each other. The teams are paired with a holiday concept or theme, such as Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year's Eve. They are given a brief, a budget, and a limited amount of time to complete their holiday-themed creation.

The challenges are nothing short of spectacular, as the artists unleash their imaginative prowess to craft mind-boggling, larger-than-life cakes, structures, and sugar masterpieces that push the limits of their creativity and skills. They have to work within tight deadlines, showing off their ability to work quickly and efficiently as a team. As they present their final product to the judges, the pressure is palpable, and the audience is left wondering who will come out on top.

One of the features that sets Holiday Wars apart from other cake and sugar competition shows is the presence of plot twists. The twist of the episode throws in surprises that drive the competitors out of their comfort zones and add a layer of intensity to the show. It's impressive to see the artists adapt to these challenges and produce stunning results under extreme pressure.

Another highlight is the level of detail that's put into each dessert creation. It's awe-inspiring to see the intricacies of each design, from the details on Santa's head to the glittering icicles hanging from the frozen castle, which transport viewers into a winter wonderland. Each artist brings their unique style to create works of art that are both stunning and delicious.

The show also does an excellent job of keeping the audience engaged by providing insights into the artists' backgrounds, their inspiration, and stories. The competitors share their personal stories, highlighting their struggles and challenges along the way. Viewers get an intimate look at the creative process and feel a sense of connection with the artists.

In conclusion, Holiday Wars is a thrilling and exciting competition series that's perfect for the holiday season. Shinmin Li, Maneet Chauhan, and Aarti Sequeira provide excellent commentary and judging, while the contestants bring their A-game in each episode. The show's combination of creativity, suspense, and stunning visual spectacle is sure to keep viewers engaged throughout the season. Overall, it's an excellent series that's perfect for food lovers, creatives and the holiday season.

Holiday Wars is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (33 episodes). The series first aired on December 1, 2019.

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Christmas Under The Sea
6. Christmas Under The Sea
December 3, 2023
To celebrate Warner Brother's "Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom," host Jeff Mauro asks the teams to imagine what holidays look like under the sea. Plus, they'll have to highlight their sugar artist's skills by incorporating underwater plant life made entirely of sugar! Judges Shinmin Li and Aarti Sequeira determine which three teams keep cruising into the next challenge and which team is all washed up.
Christmas Card Craziness
5. Christmas Card Craziness
November 26, 2023
Host Jeff Mauro challenges the teams to create a scene capturing that exact moment when a holiday photo goes wrong, and for the first time this season, they must highlight one team member's skill in their display. First up, cookie! In the end, judges Shinmin Li and Aarti Sequeira will cut one team out of the picture.
Holiday Parade
4. Holiday Parade
November 19, 2023
The six remaining teams of amazingly talented cake, cookie and sugar artists face off against one another for the first time! Host Jeff Mauro tasks the teams with creating one of the biggest holiday traditions: a parade float! Then, judges Shinmin Li and Aarti Sequeira decide which team has the most festive float and who will keep driving on home.
Manufacturing Mishap
3. Manufacturing Mishap
November 12, 2023
Christmas is just around the corner, so host Jeff Mauro tasks three teams of cake, sugar and cookie artists with designing a display illustrating a terrible mistake happening at Santa's workshop. Judges Shinmin Li and Aarti Sequeira choose whose mishap deserves a pass and who won't be getting a holiday bonus.
Abominable Bucket List
2. Abominable Bucket List
November 5, 2023
Jeff Mauro challenges three new teams of cake, sugar and cookie artists to imagine how the abominable snowman would spend his dream holiday holiday. Shinmin Li and Aarti Sequeira upgrade two teams to the next round, while one team is sent packing.
Love at
1. Love at "Frost" Sight
November 5, 2023
Jeff Mauro warms up the cocoa as world-class cake, sugar and cookie artists team up to create mind-blowing edible holiday displays for judges Shinmin Li and Aarti Sequeria. In the end, only one team will sled home with the $25,000 grand prize.
Where to Watch Holiday Wars
Holiday Wars is available for streaming on the Food Network website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Holiday Wars on demand at Max and Amazon Prime and Philo and Amazon and Vudu and FuboTV and Sling and Google Play and Apple TV and Food Network and.
  • Premiere Date
    December 1, 2019
  • IMDB Rating
    5.6  (144)